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Derya Yildirim and Grup \u015eim\u015fek in session with Lopa Kothari20180622

Lopa Kothari with Anatolian psych from Derya Yildirim and Grup \u015eim\u015fek.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari with Anatolian psych band Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek in session, Amanda Kauranne takes us on a road trip to Finland and a Peruvian flavoured mixtape from chef and restaurateur Martin Morales.

Featuring the hypnotizing Saz and vocals of Derya Yıldırım, Grup Şimşek present a fresh take on Anatolian Folk mixing hints of Psychedelia, Jazz and Funk to create a modern yet retro and highly danceable take on Turkish music.

Musician and broadcaster Amanda Kauranne takes us on a road trip to Finland, looking at the roots of Finnish music from Karelia and it's influence on contemporary ideas of Finnish folk music.

Martin Morales, founder of the highly regarded Ceviche restaurants and Tiger's Milk Records, gives us a Peruvian flavoured mixtape to whet our appetites.#

Our classic artist this week are Canadian Québécois legends La Bottine Souriante.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell with Finnish fiddle band Frigg in an exclusive session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents a session with Finnish fiddlers Frigg, Nickodemus shares his Mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Russia.

Over the past 15 years, Frigg have been thrilling audiences with their own brand of folk music- a fusion of Nordic folk and American bluegrass which they now call Nordgrass. Expect high-octane Finnish reels and jigs with a twist. As excitement mounts for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, for this week's Road Trip Nataliya Myazina explores the rich culture of Russian folk and roots music. And we've a Mixtape from DJ and producer Nickodemus, with music from Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell programme features West African supergroup Les Amazones d'Afrique.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents, featuring West African supergroup, Les Amazones d'Afrique, recorded live at Hay Festival, a mixtape from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and a Road Trip to Ghana.

Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective made up of some of west Africa's finest singers, united in one common cause: freedom and equal rights for women. Guest presenter Georgia Ruth catches up with the band at Hay Festival, and we hear tracks from their live set recorded specially for Music Planet. For this week's Road Trip, Rita Ray takes us on a journey through the music of Ghana, and we've a Mixtape from American folk duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw, whose collaborations have taken them to Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Lopa Kothari with highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari with highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry, including a set from Angelique Kidjo. Plus a Mixtape from Rita Ray and a Road Trip to Colombia.

Radio 3 were in Coventry last Monday, and Music Planet brings together some of the best moments. Including performances from superstar singer from Benin Angelique Kidjo, English folk singers Jon Boden and Eliza Carthy with the Wayward Band, plus Derby-based bhangra artists JK.

With a Mixtape from Rita Ray, presenter of BBC Four's Africa: A Journey into Music. Also, Bogota-based music broadcaster Luisa Pineros takes us on a Road Trip to Colombia.

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Recordings from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend and a Road Trip to Belize.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents recordings from today's BBC Music's Biggest Weekend event in Scone Palace near Perth. Live music comes from folk band Breabach, Zambian-Scottish singer Namvula and the eclectic klezmer-based outfit Moishe's Bagel. This week's Road Trip takes us to Belize where we hear from Ivan Duran, the record producer behind acclaimed releases by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective. And, ahead of her residency this weekend at the Hay Festival, broadcaster and author Gemma Cairney provides our Mixtape with tracks from Songhoy Blues, Frank Ocean and Bob Marley.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Lopa Kothari with Radio 3's new world music show, featuring Eliades Ochoa in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Buena Vista Social Club star Eliades Ochoa is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, also featuring a Road Trip to Zimbabwe, and a Mixtape from TV travel presenter Simon Reeve.

Eliades Ochoa is known as 'Mr Chan Chan' in Cuba - he was a lead vocalist and guitar player for the original Buena Vista Social Club sessions in Havana in 1996 - and now, in his 70s, he has launched a new solo career. He performs four classic songs in this solo acoustic session, and introduces a track by one of his own heroes, Benny Moré.

Simon Reeve is an author and TV presenter whose travel features have taken him to the most remote parts of the world. He shares with us some of the music he has picked up on the way, with an all-Africa Mixtape with tracks from Ethiopia, Congo and Egypt.

As Zimbabwe emerges from its years under Robert Mugabe, and Zimbabwe's exiled musicians start returning to their homeland, singer and traditional mbira player Hope Masike introduces tracks that reflect Zimbabwe's rich heritage, and its lively present.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring us music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicia: Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland.

Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xos Manuel Budiño, and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Papua New Guinea: Andy Kershaw goes shark fishing with Blais, the singing shark caller from Tembin Village, to the accompaniment of the villagers, who encourage them with a unique repertory of shark-calling songs.

Brazil: Lucy Duran visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia, the ancient capital of Camdombl.

This is the religion that uses old African customs and languages - it's practised on the seashore looking across to Africa, and the sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy, and its music too.

Solomon Islands: Andy Kershaw gets the gospel: the Deep Sea Canoe Movement is dedicated to keeping up continuous worship 24 hours a day on the paradise island of Malaita.

Producers: Roger Short and James Parkin.

The series accompanies and visits the same destinations as BBC One's Human Planet, a new landmark anthropological series celebrating man's remarkable ingenuity in using and adapting to his environment.

Music Planet will offer the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures witnessed on BBC One's Human Planet by experiencing their music, sounds and songs.

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of Mali; from the heart of the Amazon to the islands of the Pacific; from the dark winter days of Greenland to the long summer nights of Arctic Norway; from the dried-up rivers of Kenya to the grasslands of Mongolia, Music Planet gives the listeners unique access to sounds from around the world, captured in high-quality sound by the BBC's top music recording engineers.

And throughout, Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran bring their own special insights to what we're hearing.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; the story of the Mangue-bit movement in Recife, Brazil; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Dubai; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of ocean communities around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring us music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series. This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicia: Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland. Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xos Manuel Budiño, and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Brazil: Lucy Duran visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia, the ancient capital of Camdombl. This is the religion that uses old African customs and languages - it's practised on the seashore looking across to Africa, and the sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy, and its music too.

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of Mali; from the heart of the Amazon to the islands of the Pacific; from the dark winter days of Greenland to the long summer nights of Arctic Norway; from the dried-up rivers of Kenya to the grasslands of Mongolia, Music Planet gives the listeners unique access to sounds from around the world, captured in high-quality sound by the BBC's top music recording engineers. And throughout, Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran bring their own special insights to what we're hearing.

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For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest, and more familiar locations, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series. This week the focus is on the music of desert communities. Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short. 2/8

Dubai: Andy Kershaw meets the first Emirati singer to record an album in Urdu - a significant moment in Dubai where some 65% of the population are Sub-continent migrant workers. He also visits the labour camps where they live, marvels at an indoor ski resort and climbs the tallest building in the world. Plus there's a session from Desert Heat who deliver their rap in traditional Emirati dress.

Mongolia: Lucy Duran travels deep into the Gobi desert, sets up a recording studio in a ger (traditional Mongolian tent, known in Russia as a yurt) and records various styles of desert song, including the extraordinary two-tone throat singing. Plus there are songs of Holy Mountains in one of the remostest parts of the Gobi desert, and a young artist from Ulaanbaatar who combines throat singing with beat-boxing.

Algeria: Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet. He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara. He meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Cambodia; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of desert communities.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest, and more familiar locations, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of desert communities.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

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Dubai: Andy Kershaw meets the first Emirati singer to record an album in Urdu - a significant moment in Dubai where some 65% of the population are Sub-continent migrant workers.

He also visits the labour camps where they live, marvels at an indoor ski resort and climbs the tallest building in the world.

Plus there's a session from Desert Heat who deliver their rap in traditional Emirati dress.

Mongolia: Lucy Duran travels deep into the Gobi desert, sets up a recording studio in a ger (traditional Mongolian tent, known in Russia as a yurt) and records various styles of desert song, including the extraordinary two-tone throat singing.

Plus there are songs of Holy Mountains in one of the remostest parts of the Gobi desert, and a young artist from Ulaanbaatar who combines throat singing with beat-boxing.

Algeria: Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet.

He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara.

He meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

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Kathryn Tickell presents Joe Newberry and April Verch in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

The Ottawa Valley meets the Appalachians with Joe Newberry and April Verch in a studio session with Kathryn Tickell, plus a Road Trip to Norway, and a Mixtape from singer and 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Banjo player Joe Newberry and fiddle player April Verch have brought together their respective traditions from Canada and the USA in this week's studio session. We are grateful to them for doing the session at short notice - we had planned a session with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, but this had to be postponed owing to travel difficulties - we are hoping to rearrange the session for later in the year..

Cerys Matthews has chosen two African artists as part of her Music Planet Mixtape - including vintage Senegalese singer Mar Seck (a mentor to Youssou N'Dour) and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko.

Arne Berg is in Tromso in northern Norway for this week's Road Trip, reflecting both the country's mainstream roots-based music, and the songs of the Sami people.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell presents Joe Newberry and April Verch in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

The Ottawa Valley meets the Appalachians with Joe Newberry and April Verch in a studio session with Kathryn Tickell, plus a Road Trip to Norway, and a Mixtape from singer and 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Banjo player Joe Newberry and fiddle player April Verch have brought together their respective traditions from Canada and the USA in this week's studio session. We are grateful to them for doing the session at short notice - we had planned a session with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, but this had to be postponed owing to travel difficulties - we are hoping to rearrange the session for later in the year..

Cerys Matthews has chosen two African artists as part of her Music Planet Mixtape - including vintage Senegalese singer Mar Seck (a mentor to Youssou N'Dour) and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko.

Arne Berg is in Tromso in northern Norway for this week's Road Trip, reflecting both the country's mainstream roots-based music, and the songs of the Sami people.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Appalachian musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch are in session with Kathryn Tickell for Radio 3's new world music show, plus a Road Trip to Norway, and a Mixtape from singer and 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Cerys Matthews has chosen two African artists as part of her Music Planet Mixtape - including vintage Senegalese singer Mar Seck (a mentor to Youssou N'Dour) and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko.

Arne Berg is in Tromso in northern Norway for this week's Road Trip, reflecting both the country's mainstream roots-based music, and the songs of the Sami people.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell with Joe Newberry and April Verch in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Appalachian musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch are in session with Kathryn Tickell for Radio 3's new world music show, plus a Road Trip to Norway, and a Mixtape from singer and 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Cerys Matthews has chosen two African artists as part of her Music Planet Mixtape - including vintage Senegalese singer Mar Seck (a mentor to Youssou N'Dour) and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko.

Arne Berg is in Tromso in northern Norway for this week's Road Trip, reflecting both the country's mainstream roots-based music, and the songs of the Sami people.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Lopa Kothari presents Radio 3's new world music show, with Melissa Laveaux in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Haitian singer Melissa Laveaux is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, with a Roadtrip from Rio de Janeiro and a Mixtape from Quinton Scott.

With her new album Radyo Siwel out now on No Format!, Melissa Laveaux explores her Haitian heritage, re-working songs sung in Haiti during the American military occupation of the early 20th century, and presented here in an intimate solo setting.

For this week's Roadtrip, music journalist and author Silvio Essinger reports from Rio de Janeiro, the home of baile funk, with tracks from pianist Dom Salvador and rappers Cidinho and Doca.

And to mark this weekend's Record Store Day, collector and Strut Records founder Quinton Scott digs out some vintage sounds from Guadeloupe, Nigeria and Madagascar in his Music Planet mixtape.

Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist, Romany group Taraf de Haidouks.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Lopa Kothari presents Radio 3's new world music show, with Melissa Laveaux in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Haitian singer Melissa Laveaux is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, with a Roadtrip from Rio de Janeiro and a Mixtape from Quinton Scott.

With her new album Radyo Siwel out now on No Format!, Melissa Laveaux explores her Haitian heritage, re-working songs sung in Haiti during the American military occupation of the early 20th century, and presented here in an intimate solo setting.

For this week's Roadtrip, music journalist and author Silvio Essinger reports from Rio de Janeiro, the home of baile funk, with tracks from pianist Dom Salvador and rappers Cidinho and Doca.

And to mark this weekend's Record Store Day, collector and Strut Records founder Quinton Scott digs out some vintage sounds from Guadeloupe, Nigeria and Madagascar in his Music Planet mixtape.

Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist, Romany group Taraf de Haidouks.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations..

This week: the Arctic.

Greenland: Lucy greets the New Year with music, and hears the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer, Rasmus Lyberth.

Norway: Andy goes reindeer-herding under the midnight sun with Human Planet's May Torril, who also happens to be an accomplished singer in the Sami tradition of yoiking.

Canada: Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq introduces us to her village in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and sings the intensely soulful music of the western Inuit.

Siberia: Andy meets musicians from Yakutsk, the coldest city on earth, where long winter nights are whiled away with the help of a Jew's harp.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of Arctic communities.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.. This week: the Arctic.

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Moroccan singer Aicha Redouane is in session, and a Mixtape from Afrobeat star Seun Kuti.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Moroccan singer Aicha Redouane is in session with Lopa Kothari, plus a Road Trip to Greece, and a Mixtape from Afrobeat star Seun Kuti.

Aicha Redouane is joined by her Al-Adwar Ensemble in this studio session, exploring the rich heritage of Arabic classical music. Her powerful and soulful voice is joined by Arabic oud, the ney flute, percussion plus the qanun, the Arabic zither.

Seun Kuti has chosen a mixtape featuring Ivory Coast-style reggae from Alpha Blondy, a vintage track from Nigeria by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, and a classic song from his father Fela Kuti.

Giorgos Markakis reports from Athens for this week's Road Trip,

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell with Finnish fiddle band Frigg in an exclusive session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents a session with Finnish fiddlers Frigg, Nickodemus shares his Mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Russia.

Over the past 15 years, Frigg have been thrilling audiences with their own brand of folk music- a fusion of Nordic folk and American bluegrass which they now call Nordgrass. Expect high-octane Finnish reels and jigs with a twist. As excitement mounts for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, for this week's Road Trip Nataliya Myazina explores the rich culture of Russian folk and roots music. And we've a Mixtape from DJ and producer Nickodemus, with music from Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of remote jungle communities.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations..

This week: Jungles.

Solomon Islands: Andy teams up with musicians in Honiara, who use giant rainforest bamboo trees to give a monster bass sound to their songs.

Congo: Lucy presents a profile of the Mbendjele people of northern Congo, a pygmy hunter-gatherer group whose music echoes the sound of the forest that feeds them.

Burma: Andy visits the Thai town of Mae Sot on the border with Burma where he records musicians from one of the giant refugee camps there, meets a Burmese protest singer who has just finished a 10-year jail sentence, and drops in on the local Karen-rebel guerrilla centre disguised as a restaurant.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.. This week: Jungles.

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Kathryn Tickell presents Radio 3's new world music show, with Joji Hirota in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

As part of Radio 3's late night Japan season, Night Blossoms, Taiko drummer Joji Hirota & his band are in session with Kathryn Tickell for Music Planet, plus we take a Road Trip to Tokyo

Joji Hirota is a composer, percussionist and multi instrumentalist hailing from Northern Japan. Trained as a classical musicians and a master of the spectacular and thunderous Taiko drums as well as the delicate Japanese flute the shakuhachi. He'll be playing both in the Music Planet studio with his ensemble the London Taiko drummers, who joined him in opening the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007 which was broadcast worldwide to millions. Taiko means 'big fat drum' in Japanese, so it might get loud!

We take a Roadtrip to Tokyo in the company of DJ and journalist Peter Barakan - he'll be giving us a flavour of where traditional Japanese roots music meets the alternative fringe across Japan.

There's yet more live music in the studio in the form of the traditional Japanese court music Gagaku - the world's oldest orchestral music still being performed today. The ensemble Reigakusha perform for us and take us through some of the traditional Japanese instruments.

And tonight's Music Planet Mixtape comes from the Welsh harpist Catrin Finch. Catrin is equally at home in classical, folk or world music and she chooses Joropo music from Columbia, Argentinean tango and an award winning classical and jazz collaboration.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo in session, with Lopa Kothari.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari presents a session from the celebrated South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and this week's Mixtape comes from Canadian singer Melissa Laveaux.

The legendary South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are currently touring the UK. Formed in the early 1960s, the group takes its name from founder Joseph Shabalala's hometown of Ladysmith and two symbols of strength: the Black ox and Mambazo, the Zulu word for a chopping axe. The group is known for its mastery of isicathamiya, a vocal style that was popular entertainment in the mining hostels of South Africa. They are best known to mainstream audiences for providing the vocals on Paul Simon's groundbreaking Graceland album of 1986.

In this week's Mixtape, singer-songwriter Melissa Laveaux shares music from Jose Gonzalez and Mia Doi Todd, Creole folk from Réunion's Alain Péters and the psychedelic cumbia of Colombia's Meridian Brothers.

Tonight's Classic Artist is Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and we have new releases from BCUC, Yonatan Gat, Abu Obaida Hassan, Ammar 808, Don Kipper and Chancha Via Circuita.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo in session, with Lopa Kothari.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari presents a session from the celebrated South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and this week's Mixtape comes from Canadian singer Melissa Laveaux.

The legendary South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are currently touring the UK. Formed in the early 1960s, the group takes its name from founder Joseph Shabalala's hometown of Ladysmith and two symbols of strength: the Black ox and Mambazo, the Zulu word for a chopping axe. The group is known for its mastery of isicathamiya, a vocal style that was popular entertainment in the mining hostels of South Africa. They are best known to mainstream audiences for providing the vocals on Paul Simon's groundbreaking Graceland album of 1986.

In this week's Mixtape, singer-songwriter Melissa Laveaux shares music from Jose Gonzalez and Mia Doi Todd, Creole folk from Réunion's Alain Péters and the psychedelic cumbia of Colombia's Meridian Brothers.

Tonight's Classic Artist is Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and we have new releases from BCUC, Yonatan Gat, Abu Obaida Hassan, Ammar 808, Don Kipper and Chancha Via Circuita.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo in session, with Lopa Kothari.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari presents a session from the celebrated South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This week's Road Trip takes a closer look at the music of Palestine, and we have a Mixtape from Canadian singer Melissa Laveaux.

The legendary South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are currently touring the UK. Formed in the early 1960s, the group takes its name from founder Joseph Shabalala's hometown of Ladysmith and two symbols of strength: the Black ox and Mambazo, the Zulu word for a chopping axe. The group is known for its mastery of isicathamiya, a vocal style that was popular entertainment in the mining hostels of South Africa. They are best known to mainstream audiences for providing the vocals on Paul Simon's groundbreaking Graceland album of 1986.

To mark the 70th anniversary earlier this week of the Nakba, Reem Kelani is our Road Trip guide to historical recordings from Palestine. And in this week's Mixtape, singer-songwriter Melissa Laveaux shares music from Jose Gonzalez and Mia Doi Todd, Creole folk from Réunion's Alain Péters and the psychedelic cumbia of Colombia's Meridian Brothers.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Lopa Kothari with highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari with highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry, including a set from Angelique Kidjo. Plus a Mixtape from Rita Ray and a Road Trip to Colombia.

Radio 3 were in Coventry last Monday, and Music Planet brings together some of the best moments. Including performances from superstar singer from Benin Angelique Kidjo, English folk singers Jon Boden and Eliza Carthy with the Wayward Band,, plus local bhangra artists JK.

With a Mixtape from Rita Ray, presenter of BBC Four's Music in Africa, and a Road Trip to Colombia.

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Lopa Kothari presents Radio 3's new world music show, with Melissa Laveaux in session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Haitian singer Melissa Laveaux is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, with a Roadtrip from Rio de Janeiro and a Mixtape from Quinton Scott.

With her new album Radyo Siwel out now on No Format!, Melissa Laveaux explores her Haitian heritage, re-working songs sung in Haiti during the American military occupation of the early 20th century, and presented here in an intimate solo setting.

For this week's Roadtrip, music journalist and author Silvio Essinger reports from Rio de Janeiro, the home of baile funk, with tracks from pianist Dom Salvador and rappers Cidinho and Doca.

And to mark this weekend's Record Store Day, collector and Strut Records founder Quinton Scott digs out some vintage sounds from Guadeloupe, Nigeria and Madagascar in his Music Planet mixtape.

Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist, Romany group Taraf de Haidouks.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Recordings from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend and a Road Trip to Belize.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents recordings from today's BBC Music's Biggest Weekend event in Scone Palace near Perth. Live music comes from folk band Breabach, Zambian-Scottish singer Namvula and the eclectic klezmer-based outfit Moishe's Bagel. This week's Road Trip takes us to Belize where we hear from Ivan Duran, the record producer behind acclaimed releases by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective. And, ahead of her residency this weekend at the Hay Festival, broadcaster and author Gemma Cairney provides our Mixtape with tracks from Songhoy Blues, Frank Ocean and Bob Marley.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Recordings from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend and a Road Trip to Belize.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Lopa Kothari presents a session from the celebrated South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This week's Road Trip takes a closer look at the Kathryn Tickell presents recordings from today's BBC Music's Biggest Weekend event in Scone Palace near Perth. Live music comes from folk band Breabach, Zambian-Scottish singer Namvula and the eclectic klezmer-based outfit Moishe's Bagel. This week's Road Trip takes us to Belize where we hear from Ivan Duran, the record producer behind acclaimed releases by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective. And, ahead of her residency this weekend at the Hay Festival, broadcaster and author Gemma Cairney provides our Mixtape with tracks from Songhoy Blues, Frank Ocean and Bob Marley.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Kathryn Tickell with Madagascan trio Toko Telo in an exclusive session.

The best roots-based music from across the globe

Kathryn Tickell presents a session with all-star trio Toko Telo from the island of Madagascar, The Turbans share their mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Israel

Featuring the soulful vocals of Monika Njava and stunning guitar tapestry from D'Gary and Joël Rabesolo (the latter joining the trio after original member Regis Gizavo tragically passed away last summer), Toko Telo ('group of three') present a fresh take on the traditional musical styles of Madagascar such as tsapiky, jihe and beko.

This May marks 70 years since the declaration of the State of Israel, so for this week's Road Trip, the composer and oud player Yair Dalal talks to us from his home town, the ancient port city of Jaffa, about the rich and complex musical heritage of the communities within Israel.

Kathryn will be joined by editor in chief of Songlines magazine Simon Broughton to announce some of the winners and introduce tracks from this year's Songlines Music Awards.

And we've a Mixtape from The Turbans, a band of international musical adventurers who hail from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and England - it's bound to be eclectic!

Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist the Bulgarian clarinettist Ivo Papasov

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of mountain communities around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Mountains

Switzerland: Andy takes in a lesson in playing the giant cow-bell, gets his head around the many regional styles of yodelling, and records the alphorn quartet Hornroh.

Nepal: Lucy meets Sherpa musicians from the Everest Base Camp, listens to the songs of the mountain children in the ancient town of Bhaktapur, and enjoys traditional Neplasese folk tunes given the Django Reinhardt treatment in Kathmandu.

Solomon Islands: Andy visits the remote Kwaio people, whose unique music remains untouched by western influences, and who still reserve the right to go head-hunting.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Mountains

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of grassland regions around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Grasslands.

Producer James Parkin.

Cambodia: Andy travels through one of the most heavily mined areas in the world recording a group of landmine victims who have formed a band, and in Phnom Penh, he records Kong Nay: a rare musician who survived the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields.

Plus he meets a bunch of kids who rap over the lost pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Mongolia: Lucy marvels at the loneliness of the Gobi grasslands and listens to the songs and games associated with mare's milk.

In Ulaanbaatar, she meets the group Khusugtun who perform traditional throat songs in exhilarating contemporary arrangements.

Namibia: Andy goes in search of music in this musically elusive country.

As well as a session with Namibia's most famous hatmaker, he goes to the far north to meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Grasslands. Producer James Parkin.

Cambodia: Andy travels through one of the most heavily mined areas in the world recording a group of landmine victims who have formed a band, and in Phnom Penh, he records Kong Nay: a rare musician who survived the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields. Plus he meets a bunch of kids who rap over the lost pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Mongolia: Lucy marvels at the loneliness of the Gobi grasslands and listens to the songs and games associated with mare's milk. In Ulaanbaatar, she meets the group Khusugtun who perform traditional throat songs in exhilarating contemporary arrangements.

Namibia: Andy goes in search of music in this musically elusive country. As well as a session with Namibia's most famous hatmaker, he goes to the far north to meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of river regions around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Rivers

Zambia: Andy visits the Victoria Falls, and meets the local Chief, King Mukumi, who invites him to a celebration at his village which involves the participants getting very drunk and blowing horns very loudly.

Brazil: Onboard the Amazon Queen, Lucy travels around Para state in northern Brazil meeting some of the mighty river's musical characters, including elderly diva Dona Onete, and a group of indigenous villagers from a very remote community that is close to extinction.

Thailand and Laos: Andy records Mekong Music in Laos, and attends a Rocket Festival in northern Thailand which celebrates fertility, calls the monsoon, and makes a mockery of health and safety law, as forty foot rockets packed with explosives are lauched into the air by groups of drunken youths.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Rivers

Zambia: Andy visits the Victoria Falls, and meets Chief Mukuni of the Tokoleya people, who invites him to a celebration at his village which involves the participants getting very drunk and blowing horns very loudly.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of three African cities.

In the final programme in this series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of Cities.

Congo: Andy roams the streets of Kinshasa, where there is a thriving scene of young musicians who can't afford guitars, and instead have made amplified thumb-pianos from old car parts.

Mali: Lucy enjoys 'Dimanche a Bamako', the lively Sunday music scene of Mali's capital, and meets two musicians who are stars in Mali, but hardly known outside.

South Africa: A prison is just about as far away from the natural world as it's possible to get.

Andy visits the Central Correctional Facility in Pretoria to hear their world-class male choir.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

South Africa: A prison is just about as far away from the natural world as it's possible to get. Andy visits the Central Correctional Facility in Pretoria to hear their world-class male choir.